Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Major League Quilting



Are you ready for some BASEBALL... um..... QUILTBALL? 

How about some Major League Quilting FUN?

The Major League Quilting season is underway!  Thirty of the finest quilt shops you will ever find have formed "teams" and their chosen quilts are competing for the World Series of Quilting title.   Unlike a normal baseball game, YOU the fan are in charge of who wins this illustrious event.  All you have to do is log on to the MLQ website, sign in and cast your vote for your favorite of the two competing quilts.  No fee, nothing to buy.  Games are held each Monday and Thursday. 
 
THE GAME STARTING TODAY IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT!
Being the true-to-my-heart Pittsburgh girl that I am, my quilt represents the Pittsburgh Buccaneers.  Starting today we are competing against the St. Louis Redbirds and we really want to WIN!  The 'burgh is the known as the City of Champions and we take our competition seriously. 


My "Gone Scrap Crazy" quilt is up against The Quilt Asylum's "1000 Pyramid".
 
 


While the Asylum has brought a heavy hitter to the competition, claiming that the triangles resemble baseball pennants, I think the Scrap Crazy project should win this round hands down.  After all, if you should make both quilts, when you are finished with Gone Scrap Crazy you will have a beautiful quilt.  AND you will have cleaned out over 400 scraps (does that mean I'm batting 400?) AND you will have the coolest, most versatile, creative template set you have ever owned left to use to make a million more quilts.  If you make The Quilt Asylum's 1000 Pyramid quilt you will have a beautiful quilt.... and your fill of triangles.  Ask me how I know.

This is MY version of the 1000 Pyramid quilt that I created for Timeless Treasures.  It features their new "Six Pack" in the Sugar colorway.  Six Packs are twenty 6 inch strips by the width of the fabric that come packed like bricks.  Think of them as super sized Jelly Rolls.  The same length but much wider. The instructions for my quilt are a FREE HANDOUT on the Timeless Treasures website.  You can download them here:
 


I'm swinging for the fence here and asking for your vote!  Log-on, join in the fun and help Gone Scrap Crazy and the 'burgh make it all the way to the Quilting World Series!   If you are wondering what fabulous prize will be awarded to the winning quilt, the answer is..... bragging rights.  That doesn't mean that we aren't all in-it-to-win-it.  Quilting Treasures in Rogers MN even has a video scouting report.  After you have voted, check out the Bracket page to see who will be competing against whom.  Once we tromp the Redbirds we will be facing some stiff competition in the Atlanta Raves!

LETS GO BUCS!

2 comments:

banjo795 said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I logged in, registered and voted! 1000 Pyramids is nice, but your quilt is unique! That's a home run in my book. Best of luck, and let's go Bucs!

Karen said...

Thanks for voting! I heard rumors from the Commissioner that we were running a mere 14 votes ahead. A win is a win, but I need everyone out there to log on and show their support!